Mushrooms are a remarkable source of food and medicine that have been cultivated and wildcrafted by humans for thousands of years. This workshop will introduce participants to the world of mushrooms: their role in making healthy soils and forests and their potential in growing them in a home environment or on a commercial scale.
The morning session will focus on mushrooms and their medicinal applications, methods of mushroom cultivation (shiitakes on tree logs, lion mane/oyster on totems, and Stropharia in woodchips), bed and log prep, maintenance and harvesting, yard management, and economics of growing mushrooms as a small farm enterprise.
In the afternoon session participants will inoculate shiitake mushroom spores into logs and then take them home to see them grow and reap a harvest.
Sign-up for both sessions! See the attached flyer for registration information or go directly to http://orangeenvironment.square.site/.